Audio of the First Book
Signing and Launch of the book:
Finding Our Fire: Enhancing men's' connection to heart, passion and strength.
(About the author involvement in Men's Work.)
The story of creating the book
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|About The Authorís involvement in Menís Work|
|Martin Brossmanís path with Men's
Work started in 1994 when he read the book Iron John by Robert Bly. Two
years later he attended the Sterling Men's Weekend. That experience
inspired him to create The Triangle Men's Inquiry, holding the first
meeting on October 18, 1996. He has faithfully continued the meetings
monthly to date, free of charge. On November 10, 2000, he created the
on-line Men's Inquiry which has connected hundreds of men around the
globe in online discussions. He has participated in many other on-line
men's discussion groups as well as helping with their conceptual design.
He leads the online Men's Inquiry group and facilitates the Raleigh
in-person Inquiry meetings. In 2003 he created the women's version of
this work with online and in-person meetings called the Women's Inquiry
. Martin has been a supporter of the Raleigh Men's Center and has been
involved in their annual retreat every year since it started. He was
actively involved in the first Wake County Public forum on men's issues
with over 400 participants in 2001. That year he convinced a local
magazine to dedicate one full issue to Men's Work, guaranteeing it would
be their most successful issue to date−and it was! He has been on radio
talk shows about men's issues, including Waking Up with Carolyn Craft on
Sirius Satellite Radio ( www.Lime.com
) and assisted Warren Farrell, author of 6 books on men's issues, in
Farrellís workshop on relationships. Martin has published numerous
articles on men's issues that have been published in web and print
publications. In Spring 2002 he gave his first live poetry reading on
men's issues at St. Andrews Presbyterian College. The New Warrior Men's
Training has been especially important to Martin, along with the ongoing
value of the related support group (I-Group). With great honor in 2007
he received the Ron Hering Mission of Service award from the ManKind
Project. Martin has offered mentoring and support to men around the
world wanting to get involved in Menís Work or start their own men's
groups. Currently a spokesman for the value of men's work, Martin gives
presentations on various men's issues to groups of men and women. Martin
can be reached at (919) 847-4757 or
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here to read an article that draws on text from
one of the chapters in the book.
"Finding Our Fire" is based on the Menís Inquiry Group which has been meeting monthly in person and on-line for over 10 years. In the Inquiry meetings, men explore questions about their lives that give new insights and new actions to take. The meetings have inspired men to enhance their relationships with their families, improve their jobs, and resolve old issues in their lives that previously held them back. Questions explored in the Menís Inquiry have included: What does it mean to be a man today? How do you discover your purpose in life and live it while providing for your family? What type of son were you to your father? How do you keep love and passion alive in a long-term relationship?
The book is a multi-purpose tool: it can simply enhance the individual reader's life, or it can serve to facilitate the formation of a men's group to support ongoing growth on a broader scale. It also provides a much-needed impartial window into the inner world of men that seems to improve women's understanding of men and men's understanding of themselves. The compelling questions have had a powerful impact on the men whose responses are included in the book , and many of those who have seen preview chapters are looking forward to enthusiastically using the questions in their men's workshops and seminars across the country.
"Finding Our Fire"
speaks in the authentic voice of men helping men by simply contributing their
own life experiences. It is a true showcase of the emotional courage of
men--something you do not hear much about in
society today! A portion of the proceeds from the book will go to support
The Triangle Men's Center in NC and The Men's & Women's Inquiry.
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